MID Wales is a hot bed of comedy this weekend with shows including Mark Watson, Rhod Gilbert and Suzi Ruffell all taking place.

Mark Watson brings his 'Infinite Show' to the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, this Saturday, October 5.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on ‘Taskmaster’, half-killed on ‘Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island’, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy and Watson’s desire to understand everything and everyone he meets. A man who shows real mastery of the craft that is comedy, he is able to switch effortlessly between topics and keep his audience engaged and entertained.

Watson has to date written seven books and is currently working on a film adaptation of his graphic novel 'Dan and Sam', a project being developed by Steven Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

Call the Wyeside box office on 01982 552555 for ticket availability.

Meanwhile Aberystwyth’s Comedy Festival includes two big shows this weekend, including Suzi Ruffell’s 'Dance Like Everyone’s Watching' show at the Old College Hall on Friday, October 4.

Following her month-long stint at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, the irrepressible Suzi is happy for a change although still with a heady dose of anxiety and misery - all oozed out via a mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test.

Sunday, October 6, sees the Welsh comedy star Rhod Gilbert presenting his new live show 'The Book of John' at the Arts Centre.